Saturday, July 22, 2006

New at CB2

Rhumba Vases, $8.95 - $12.95

Twig Placemats, $3.95

Mudra Placecard Holders, $19.95

Curvy Salt and Pepper Shaker, $19.95
City Candleholder, $39.95

New Stuff at Target

Trbeca Swivel Circle Chair, $79.99

27"x27" Bus Canvas Wall Art, $29.99

Cork Base Lamp, $49.99

Canvas Pillow with Flocked Headphone Design, $19.99

Table Lamp with Smoke Amber Glass, $49.99
7.5"x14.37" Wall Clock with Sunburst, $14.99

20"x15" Wall Shelf with Mirror, $29.99

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Interior Design for Cat Lovers

If you have cats and want to give them a fun environment that just happens to look great, check out Cat Interiors for inspiration. The site is based in Germany, but many of their beds and furniture pieces look like projects that could be tackled by a determined do-it-yourselfer.

Via Apartment Therapy

Pre-Fab Do-It-Yourself

Pre-fab do-it-yourself is no longer an oxymoron. Apartment Therapy recently featured a site that does two things I love. First, it takes an interactive concept, the hack, and applies it to the off-line world in a way that inspires innovation. Second, it provides do-it-yourself project ideas for those of us without a garage full of tools. The site is called Ikea Hacker.

The concept is simple: collect tips and ideas for tinkering with Ikea products to create new, custom furniture and accessories. The blog is only a few months old, but it already has some great ideas, including the mock-DNA bulb chandelier pictured above. Have a hack of your own? Submit it to

Shopping Deals on

A deal hunting friend ran across a convenient way to get cash-back for shopping online, a site called Registration is free. All you need is your e-mail address. Once registered, you can search through hundreds of online store listings, all offering discounts and rebates ranging from 2-25%. Ebates makes their money by earning a commission on the sales they refer. They kick-back a large portion of that commission to you as a rebate. Here are a few of the rebate listings I found this morning:

Neiman Marcus: 3%
Home Depot: 3 %
Uncommon Goods: 6%
BestArt: 12%
Sur La Table: 4%
Target: 4%

Special deals and coupons are also available on the site. Happy shopping!